3-Day Grazing Club Workshop

Title: 3-Day Grazing Club Workshop with Ian Mitchell-Innes
Location: Lenore, Mb
Date: July 11-13, 2016

This 3 day workshop will focus on Holistic Management, mob grazing and soil health. This is a unique opportunity since it will be only the second time Ian has been in Canada. Registration is $500 US (others from same farm are $300 US).

For more information:  http://www.ianmitchell-innes.com/

To register: Call 204 365 6334 cell or email mthiele@mymts.net.

For those already registered please submit your registration fee (registration is not refundable). Current exchange is $500 US equals $650 Can and $300 US equals $390 Can.

Mailing address is: Michael Thiele, Box 567, Shoal Lake, Mb  R0J 1Z0

Agenda:

I. HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT

  1. Holistic Goal
  2. Energy-Money/ Money-Energy

II. SOIL IMPROVEMENT

  1. How to improve soils (carbon)
  2. Land as a solar panel
  3. Where is the tool of fire used and when

III. MOB GRAZING

  1. High Intensity Grazing on Arid/non arid Zones
  2. Grazing/Residual Ratio
  3. Grazing tall vs grazing short
  4. Grass reproduction and survival in mob grazing
  5. Inclusion Zone
  6. Fences vs Herding
  7. Multiple animal species
  8. Predator control
  9. Toxic weeds and woody plants control

IV. SOIL FERTILITY AND ANIMAL HEALTH

  1. Energy/Protein Balance
  2. PH and health
  3. Handling sickness in cattle
  4. Vaccination program
  5. Mineral program (Sea salt, Lime or other)
  6. Breeding and calving seasons

V. GENETICS

  1. Genetic Selection
  2. Bull selection
  3. Cow selection
  4. Herd fertility

VI. INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Fencing, where when and why
  2. Water distribution

Date: 2016-07-01